If you’ve been puzzling over why Japan is such a “mask-wearing society,” it’s not because they’re all super-OCD about germs. Here are six excellent Japanese reasons to wear a mask … Continue Reading Six Surprising Reasons Japanese People Wear Masks, Even When There’s No Pandemic
Saw the red camo shoes at a shoe store in Skytree, and the samurai b-ball hats at Tokyu Hands in Ikebukuro • Read a novel set in Tokyo…
Okay, you’ve gotta help me out here: what sort of manly occasion could possibly call for donning a kimono fashioned from American mil-spec camo? Defcon 3 tea ceremony behind enemy … Continue Reading Battle Dress Kimonos
Nicotine! Neither skulls nor snakes nor screaming eagles will deter the proud owner of this Black Flame jacket from consuming his daily pack of smokes. • Read a novel set in Tokyo…
You know how there are whole books filled with people wearing weird outfits on the streets of Tokyo, and you think yeah, sure, they probably shot all those outside some fringe-y fetish … Continue Reading Fashion Statement From Another Dimension
If I were a samurai in the olden days, these would totally be my sneakers of choice for the cherry blossom viewing marathon. I’d stock up on those shoelaces hanging up above too. … Continue Reading Sneakers Of Yore
I’ll see your Our Lady Of Rude Kustoms and raise you a scorpion tattoo! This shining example of Extreme Decorative Engrish goes on to inexplicably include God and France in … Continue Reading Holy Mother Of…?!
In Japan, guys can’t just strap on their pelt of chest hair and drag a woman back to their cave. From the pages of Men’s Knuckle magazine: how to get … Continue Reading Japanese Date Prep Bible…For Men
If you’re planning to shake down a few grannies or threaten some loan-shirkers with a Louisville Slugger, don’t leave the house without donning your Blood Money brand track suit! Fashioned … Continue Reading Our Lady Of Gangsta
Yes, young padawan, if you want to grow up to be a powerful host club master, it is never to early to start the training. Faux Louis Vuitton sandals: check. … Continue Reading You’re Never Too Young To Start The Training
…when the lights go out, your underwear says YES! Modest Casanovas can let their choners do the talking for them, with this addition to the glow-in-the-dark boxer brief collection from … Continue Reading Your Lips Say No, But…
Glam is not usually a word that comes to mind when describing the traditional summer kimonos known as yukata, but Vice Fairy, my favorite host brand, outdoes themselves again this … Continue Reading Perfect Summer Kimonos For Guys With Purple Hair
That’s right, these little beauties are SELF-PIERCERS! How many ways can I say OW?! And even though the “birthstone” earring included suggests they are for 13-year-old girls, the store that … Continue Reading Hmm, Today I Think I’ll Do A Little Body Piercing…
Required apparel for all oddjobs. • Read a novel set in Tokyo
One of the first things you notice about hosts is that they don’t dress like Western guys who are out on the prowl. Hosts aim to deliver the Japanese version … Continue Reading Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Host Fashion
Have yet to see hordes of salarymen on my packed morning train sporting this pinstripe plus upside-down puppy motif suit I saw at Laforet, but hope springs eternal! • Jonelle … Continue Reading Puppy Suit
Nothing will provoke lively dinner conversation more than returning to the familial nest for the New Year’s holidays with…red eyes! Or if goat/alien is more your style: yellow! Of course, … Continue Reading I’ve Always Wanted Red Eyes!
Award-winning deployment of Engrish! Even tophatted skulls & crossbones need love, I guess, although the rolling dice to either side rather suggest that he didn’t end up in the place with … Continue Reading Heaven Under Ground
Our Lady seems to have been on a rather severe diet since we last encountered her on the back of a stylin’ blade’s jacket, but she’s still doing her best … Continue Reading Our Lady Of Dudeitude
The King Of Tattoo ink-o-rama is going on all weekend here in Tokyo, and this year the artists and crowd were even more spectacular than last year’s extravaganza! Nearly all the … Continue Reading King Of Tattoo Returns!
Please forgive the out-of-focus-because-walking-while-trying-not-to-get-big-pink-finger-in-front-of-lens phone shot, but this t-shirt was too awesome to pass up! Delorean We came from Santa Ana Orange County Carifornia We will supply fine quality Clothing … Continue Reading Back To The Future, With Engrish Subs
I apologize for today’s substandard phone snap papparazzi’d in the murky basement depths of Nakano Broadway, but I’ll try to make it up to you by quoting the swoonworthy script emblazoned … Continue Reading Puppy Love
I love articles of clothing that are the Japanese equivalent of Western kanji tattoos that supposedly mean “Strong Warrior” but actually say “Wednesday.” Here, a slightly mannish Our Lady has … Continue Reading Our Lady Of Rude Kustoms
My all-time favorite magazine Men’s Knuckle sent an intrepid team of stylists to Kabuki-chō to perform makeovers on young men they thought could use some help achieving that irresistible host … Continue Reading Look Like a Host In One Easy Makeover!